Threatening letter, knife sent to South Korea minister

A file photo shows South Korean defence minister Han Min-Koo, who received a death threat, in Seoul in December 2010South Korean police and military officials have launched a joint investigation into a letter threatening to “execute” the country’s defence minister, officials said Friday. The letter and a kitchen knife were found by a delivery man last week when he tried to re-pack a torn parcel addressed to Defence Minister Han Min-Koo, the defence ministry said. “Through our investigation, we are trying to determine whether North Korea has been involved,” a ministry spokesman told AFP. The minister has vowed to take strong action against any provocations by North Korea, which has conducted a series of missile and rocket tests in recent months.

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